Download Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Vol. 5: The Eighteenth and by Bengt Ankarloo, Stuart Clark PDF

By Bengt Ankarloo, Stuart Clark

The roots of eu witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and different old close to jap cultures and within the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the Continent. for 2 millennia, eu folklore and formality were imbued with the assumption within the supernatural, yielding a wealthy trove of histories and images.A sequence that mixes conventional ways of political, felony, and social historians with serious syntheses of cultural anthropology, historic psychology, and gender experiences, Witchcraft and Magic in Europe offers a latest, scholarly survey of the supernatural ideals of Europeans from precedent days to the current day. all of the six volumes within the sequence includes the paintings of wonderful students selected for his or her services in a specific period or area. The eighteenth century observed the top of witch trials far and wide. The authors chart the method of and purposes for the decriminalization of witchcraft, but in addition problem the frequent assumption that Europe then turned "disenchanted." right here for the 1st time are surveys of the social function of witchcraft in ecu groups, in addition to an entire remedy of Victorian supernaturalism and of the ongoing significance of witchcraft and magic as subject matters of dialogue between intellectuals and different writers.Other volumes within the sequence Witchcraft and Magic in Europe:The interval of the Witch Trials

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Download Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss PDF

By Brian L. Weiss

As featured on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday,” the vintage bestseller on a real case of past-life trauma and past-life remedy from writer and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss—now that includes a brand new afterword via the writer.

As a conventional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss used to be astonished and skeptical whilst one in every of his sufferers begun recalling past-life traumas that looked as if it would carry the major to her routine nightmares and nervousness assaults. His skepticism used to be eroded, even if, while she started to channel messages from the “space among lives,” which contained awesome revelations approximately Dr. Weiss’ relatives and his lifeless son. utilizing past-life remedy, he used to be capable of healing the sufferer and embark on a brand new, extra significant part of his personal career.

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Download Magical Consciousness: An Anthropological and by Susan Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn PDF

By Susan Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn

How does a brain imagine magically? The learn documented during this ebook is one resolution that enables the disciplines of anthropology and neurobiology to come back jointly to bare a principally hidden dynamic of magic. Magic will get to the very middle of a few theoretical and methodological problems encountered within the social and average sciences, specifically to do with problems with rationality. This e-book examines magic head-on, no longer via its instrumental facets yet as an orientation of realization. Magical attention is affective, associative and synchronistic, formed via person adventure inside of a selected setting. This paintings specializes in an in-depth case learn utilizing the anthropologist’s personal event won via years of anthropological fieldwork with British practitioners of magic. As an ethnographic view, it's an intimate examine of how within which the cognitive structure of a brain engages the feelings and mind's eye in a trend of meanings regarding formative years reviews, non secular communications and the surroundings. even if the element of the involvement in magical realization offered this is unavoidably particular, the important tenets of modus operandi is usual to magical idea in most cases, and will be utilized to cross-cultural analyses to extend figuring out of this ubiquitous human phenomenon.

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Download Hitler's Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and by Henry Stevens PDF

By Henry Stevens

Nazi expertise prolonged a ways additional than has as a rule been stated, actually to just about unfathomable degrees. This ebook presents a glimpse into German learn. It comprises experiences of based bombs of nipolit, N-stoff bombs, chilly bombs, oxygen bombs that may spoil all lifestyles, atomic bombs and rumours of the mysterious molecular bomb.

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Download The strange case of William Mumler, spirit photographer by Mumler, William H.; Kaplan, Louis; Mumler, William H PDF

By Mumler, William H.; Kaplan, Louis; Mumler, William H

In the 1860s, William Mumler photographed ghosts—or so he claimed. Faint photographs of the dearly departed lurked within the heritage with the residing, like his recognized picture of the lately assassinated Abraham Lincoln comforting Mary Todd. The perform got here to be often called spirit images, and a few believed Mumler used to be channeling the lifeless. Skeptics, despite the fact that, referred to as it a fraudulent trick at the gullible, profiting from the grieving at a time of discomfort and loss. Mumler’s insistence that his paintings introduced again the useless resulted in a sensational trial in 1869 that was once the controversy of the nation.

In The unusual Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer, Louis Kaplan brings jointly, for the 1st time, Mumler’s haunting pictures, his revealing memoir, and wealthy fundamental assets, together with newspaper articles and P. T. Barnum’s recognized indictment of Mumler in Humbugs of the World. Kaplan additionally contributes prolonged essays, which provide a ancient point of view of the Mumler phenomena and delve into the sociocultural and theoretical concerns surrounding this shiny ghost story.

Mumler’s case was once an early instance of investigative journalism intersecting with a felony trial that, at its essence, set technology opposed to faith. The unusual Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer is the definitive source for this precise and engaging second in American background and gives insights into today’s ghosts within the machine.

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Download The Roots of Consciousness: The Classic Encyclopedia of by Jeffrey Mishlove PDF

By Jeffrey Mishlove

Illustrated with a hundred images and illustrations, this publication explores the concept telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, astral projection and different such powers are latent inside each person. through the textual content, Mishlove provides the viewpoints of either believers and nonbelievers as a different technique of introducing the language and ideas of psychic functioning.

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Download Secret Practices of the Sufi Freemasons: The Islamic by Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorff, Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D. PDF

By Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorff, Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D.

Trans., intro. through Stephen E. vegetation

Reveals the key religious workouts of the Bektashi Order of Sufis

• indicates how this order, often referred to as Oriental Freemasonry, preserves the traditional religious doctrines forgotten and overlooked through glossy Western Freemasonry

• Explains the way to remodel the soul into the alchemical Magnum Opus via combining Masonic grips and the abbreviated letters of the Qur’an

• contains a special biography of Baron von Sebottendorff

Originally released in Germany in 1924, this infrequent booklet through Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorff unearths the key religious routines of the Bektashi Order of Sufis in addition to how this order, often referred to as Oriental Freemasonry, preserves the traditional religious doctrines forgotten by way of sleek Freemasonry. Sebottendorff explains how the mysterious abbreviated letters present in the Qur’an symbolize formulation for perfecting the spirit of the person. whilst mixed with Masonic hand symptoms and grips and performed hence to an exact agenda, those formulation contain religious energy into the physique and remodel the soul from its base kingdom right into a noble, godlike kingdom: the Magnum Opus of the medieval alchemists.

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Download The Pathworkings of Aleister Crowley: The Treasure House of by Aleister Crowley, J. F. C. Fuller PDF

By Aleister Crowley, J. F. C. Fuller

This gorgeous choice of meditations at the astrological indicators and the trails of the Tree of lifestyles was once initially titled The Treasure condo of pictures. At one time it used to be essentially perceived as an inspirational textual content. This version treats it as a special guide on magical method. With extra fabric via David Cherubim, Christopher S. Hyatt, Lon Milo DuQuette and Nancy Wasserman it has turn into a robust software for self-transformation.

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Download The Giza Death Star by Joseph P. Farrell PDF

By Joseph P. Farrell

Proof of using guns of mass destruction in precedent days is likely one of the secrets and techniques of the good Pyramid of Giza. The chapters of this revelatory ebook contain: • An Archaeology of Mass Destruction • Thoth and Theories • The computing device speculation • Pythagoras, Plato, Planck, and the Pyramid • The Weapon speculation • Encoded Harmonics of the Planck devices within the nice Pyramid • excessive Frequency Direct present Impulse know-how • The Grand Gallery and its Crystals • Gravito-acoustic Resonators • the opposite huge Pyramids, the Causeways, and the Temples • A section Conjugate Howitzer

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